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Which SUNY school is best for me?

Nugaz93Nugaz93 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited March 2012 in New York Colleges
Hello, I'm a hispanic male at a public high school in New Jersey but considered international

I'm ranked 16 out of 694 kids.
GPA - 4.15 top 2%
SAT. Reading 600, Math 550, Writing 580 = 1730
SAT II- Spanish w/ Listening 770
AP - Currently taking AP Chemistry, AP United States History, AP English, and AP Spanish Language
Taken - College level Physics course with Lab (5 credits), Intro to Engineering course (5 credits), and Public Speaking (5 credits)

Conducted Scientific research at St, Peter's College and Princeton University on Chemical and Biological Engineering

Extracurriculars:
National Honors Society-Vice president
Science League: Bio I and Bio II. Also Chem II
Science Club: all four year and Secretary
National History Honors Society vice president
Science, Spanish, and Enlish honors societies
First Robotics Competition
Spanish Club

Recommendation letter:
1 from Head of Science Department at my school
1 from my AP SPanish teacher
additional letters: letters from mentor at Princeton University

Applied as a Chemistry major

Work Experience:
Day Care
Board of Education
Summer Job-2008

Saint Peters College
Scientific Research in Microsplasma
Summer Research – 2010

Summer Research – 2011 Princeton University
Scientific Research in Microbiology
Summer Research – 2011



Volunteer Work:
Relay for Life- 2009-2011
Save Latin America Inc. -2006-2008
Liberty Science Center Chemistry Week Volunteer – 2009
Thanksgiving Can Drive – 2010
Toys for Tots – 2010
Books for Children- 2010
Earth Day Event, Organized and planned – 2010
Community Service for Head of the Science Department at my school
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Replies to: Which SUNY school is best for me?

  • Nugaz93Nugaz93 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    bump tenchar
  • GeneseogradGeneseograd Registered User Posts: 494 Member
    You looking for a University, LAC? Chem major?

    SAT might be a little low for Geneseo and Binghamton but your GPA and the rest look good.

    My recommendations would be:
    Geneseo, Binghamton, Stonybrook, UB
  • Nugaz93Nugaz93 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Thanks a lot! Are there any other New York schools non SUNY that I could apply to with my academic standing?
  • FancyWolverineFancyWolverine Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
    You have a good chance at all the SUNYs. But Binghamton's the best academically, so I'd shoot for that! Geneseo also has good science, though. Albany and Stonybrook aren't too bad either. Good luck!
  • 22wins22wins Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Hello Nugaz93--I too suggest Binghamton and Stony Brook for sure. Add to the list University of Buffalo (be careful, not Buffalo State, as there are 2 SUNYs). These are the top three renowned for your such background in science, math, research, engineering, and ranked academically high. Forget Albany, as your stats far exceed their requirements. The only possible glitch might be your SAT score as it is more towards the lower end of the three schools I noted. 'Lots of luck!
  • SonybdSonybd Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    If I were you I'd also expand your search to private liberal arts colleges and universities to see what merit scholarships you can get. It would help if you could increase your SAT a bit (I'm assuming you're a junior not senior), but even as you stand right now Merit scholarships might put you in a better situation than a state school that's stingy with aid if you're considered out of state because of your citizenship status. It couldn't hurt to expand your net a bit...
  • yurtdisiegitimyurtdisiegitim Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I suggest Binghamton and Stony Brook, as well.
  • cugaz93cugaz93 Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    would you recommend still applying to stonybrook, like now? i called and they said that i could still apply, but should i?
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